Research Associate / Fellow in Computational Chemistry
University of Nottingham Department of Chemistry
United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow in Computational Chemistry (fixed term)

Closing Date
Thursday, 3rd December 2020
Job Type
£27511 to £40322 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the above post to work with Jonathan Hirst in the School of Chemistry. The research project will focus on building a digital resource that allows researchers from across the globe to assess proposed chemical syntheses for their environmental impact, enabling scientists to adopt sustainable chemistry into all aspects of research and development. The project, funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, will involve close collaboration with a range of synthetic chemists with a specific focus on green and sustainable chemistry.

Candidates should have, or be close to completing, a PhD in computational chemistry.  A strong background in cheminformatics and machine learning would be highly desirable.

This post is available from 1st December 2020 and will be offered on a full time, fixed-term contract for a period of two years. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

The School values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The School of Chemistry holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing women's careers in science. You can read more about what this means at and on our website 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Helen Shipman, tel: 0115 9513486 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information follow this link

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